The original described IL-17 protein, now known as IL-17A, was identified from a CD4+ T cells DNA library. IL-17 can be induced from primary peripheral blood CD4+ T cells upon stimulation. Supernatant from cells transfected with IL-17 induced IL-16 and IL-18 production and enhanced the surface expression of the intraCellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1) in human fibroblasts. Recombinant IL-17 is a 31 kDa disulfide-linked homodier of two 136 amino acid polypeptide chains.
Synonyms: Human IL-17A, IL-17A, IL17A, IL 17 A, h-IL-17A, rh-IL-17A, recombinant human IL-17A, recombinant IL-17, IL, interluekin, IL17A/F, IL17 A/F, IL-17A/F Interleukin-17 A/F, Interleukin-17 AF